20 Hearty and Filling Books about Soup

Is it soup day yet?!?! My favorite soup is baked potato soup- it’s soooo creamy and delicious! Add some Homemade, Easy-peasy Four Ingredient French Bread with it and I’m in HEAVEN. The idea for this book list actually came to me right in the middle of a soup craving. I was thinking, “man I wish someone…

Magnetic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, will there be enough room? This was one of my kids’ first favorite books! We read it over and over, watched it on YouTube, and did activities based on it. They LOVE this book! Consequently, the book went into hiding in order for us to get a break and some different…

Name recognition puzzle for preschoolers

Back-to-School Name Recognition Puzzle

What’s in a name? My name (Clarissa), never was good at being shortened. And the only affectionate suffix it ever got was a low hum (na-na-na-na-na…nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh…you know you sang that 😉 ) Our oldest son has a pretty unique name (Cannon…or as we like to call him, “Cannon Ball”). Our youngest son has a slightly…

Preschool and first grade lesson plan to use with the book 10 Black Dots

10 Black Dots Art and Math Activity

Do you see how well loved this book is?!? We have a few books that are in need of replacements because they are so well loved. Caps for Sale and 10 Black Dots are two of those books that need replacing. Before we decide to upcycle this book, I wanted to give it one more…

Are you ready to participate in #bookfacefriday? Start with some of these books!

Kid Lit Books for the Perfect Bookface!

Are you ready to start bookfacing?!? Before we go any further, do you know what bookfacing is? Are you familiar with #bookfacefriday on Instagram? If not, pause for a minute and hop over to this post where I introduce what #bookfacefriday is all about 🙂 Now that you’re all caught up, we can get started…

What is this new trend that is taking over Instagram? Learn more about #BookfaceFriday and what it's all about here!

What is Bookface Friday?

Have you heard of #bookfaceFriday?!? If you are as addicted to Instagram as I am, then chances are you’re going to start seeing this hashtag pop up in your feed more often…well- more often on Fridays at least 😉 #BookfaceFriday You’ve heard of #ManCrushMonday, #WomanCrushWednesday, and #ThrowbackThursday…but now there’s a new day-of-the-week hashtag to watch…

Check out some of the cutest books about penguins! Preschoolers and toddlers delight in these penguin picture books!

Books about Penguins

Penguins are odd birds, but nice birds to have around… Ok, maybe Tacky is the only odd bird 😉 Do you know Tacky the Penguin? He’s the first penguin I could think of when I set out to make a list of the best penguin books I could find. While Tacky cracks me up, I…

Name Recognition activity that has kids moving! This is a great gross motor exercise for preschoolers!

Name Recognition Movement Activity

This post contains affiliate links When we bought these stepping domes back in October, I knew they would be great for indoor movement activities. They were a little bit of an investment up front (even if I did buy them on sale), but we’ve gotten great use out of them so far! Then today during home…

There's so much to learn about flies with these 10 fantastic books about them! Preschoolers love these books!

10 Fabulous Books about Flies

Books about flies. I know it’s a bit of an off-beat topic, but it’s something that caught my attention after we did this popular Fly Swatter Painting activity.We’ve since read several of these fly related books and they are actually really great! Too good to keep to myself, as a matter of fact 🙂 This…

Play with a parachute man and get in alphabet practice at the same time! This fun Parachute Man Alphabet Activity is just too fun!

Parachute Man Alphabet Activity

I think every kid should have a chance to play with parachute men. They’re right up there with blocks and kites- they never go out of style. But I’ll be honest and say this is the first time we have ever bought one for my kids! I didn’t mean to deny my kids the pleasure…